Elizabeth Josefsberg

Bio

Specialties:

  • fitness

Affiliation:

  • Director of Brand Advocacy and a Leader for Weight Watchers

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most concussions among high school and college football players occur during practice, a new study finds.

    Data on more than 20,000 young football players across the United States revealed that more than 57 percent of concussed high school and colle...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A lifetime of vigorous exercise may lower the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma -- a form of cancer that affects the lymph nodes, according to a new study.

    Activities that significantly increase breathing and heart rate appear to have the most benefit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the most flexible joint in your body, your shoulder can move and position your arm in many ways. But this flexibility also makes it prone to instability and injury.

    Shoulder muscles, ligaments and tendons can be injured by sports, household ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking salt pills does little to boost the performance of endurance athletes, new research shows.

    Although the study only involved 11 athletes, the findings challenge the widely held belief that salt pills can help these athletes do better durin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being.

    The finding didn't come as a surprise to one expert.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

    "Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone," rep...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The strength of a baseball pitcher's arm muscles may play a larger role in elbow injury risk and prevention than previously thought, a new study suggests.

    "Muscles matter in baseball. We showed that a pitcher could be at a really high risk or a r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spring can be a peak time for injuries as people rush back into warm weather sports without being properly prepared, an expert says.

    "Many weekend warriors either may not be exercising during the week, or if they are, they're not exercising in wa...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting the number of innings that young professional pitchers pitch doesn't reduce their risk of arm injuries, a new study says.

    The study also found that gradually increasing the total number of innings pitched has no effect on the risk of fut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among humans' hunter-gatherer ancestors, males who were good distance runners may have been more desirable to females, a new study suggests.

    "The observation that endurance running ability is connected to reproductive potential in men suggests ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physically active middle-aged men and women have little chance of suffering cardiac arrest while playing sports, a new study suggests.

    Researchers reviewed more than 1,200 cases of sudden cardiac arrest -- abrupt loss of heart function -- among a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although any amount of exercise offers health benefits, a new study suggests that rigorous physical activity may be key to boosting longevity.

    Australian researchers found that middle-aged or older people who get at least some high-intensity exerc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise might boost memory and thinking skills in people with schizophrenia, a small study finds.

    The research included 33 schizophrenia patients who were randomly assigned to receive one of two treatments. One group was given standard ps...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The health benefits of exercise appear to outweigh the potential harm of air pollution, according to a new study from Denmark.

    The findings show that air pollution should not prevent people who live in cities from going outdoors to exercise, sa...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of young athletes who have surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee suffer another ACL injury later in life, new research finds.

    "Our study shows that young knees are more prone to re-injury than the adult p...Full Article